Only 29% of L.A. residents live within a quarter mile of a park. Minority residents are disproportionally impacted by this problem with predominantly white neighborhoods having 31.8 acres of park space for every 1,000 people, while African American neighborhoods have only 1.7 acres and Latino neighborhoods 0.6 acres.
According to the 2012 census the population of L.A. is 9,962,789. Of that 9.3% are African America, 14.5% Asian, and 48.2% Hispanic or Latino. 16.3% live below the poverty line.
|Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:||Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority, LA Conservation Corps, The City Project, People for Parks, Natural Resoure Defense Council, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. Treepeople|